Mushroom Bolognese

Pasta is up in my top 5 favorite foods because it’s so versatile, filling, comforting, and it takes a lot for me to get tired of it. It’s cheap and can feed a family for about a dollar! It’s my perfect base. I try to limit it to about once or twice a week for…

Meal Planning 2.23.19

Happy Saturday everyone! We’re enjoying part of my week off at the beach and it’s another super foggy day so I just took the time to meal plan for the next TWO weeks! I have the time so why not? Well usually I don’t because by the next week I’ll be wanting certain things and…

Tofu Curry Ramen Bowl

I’ve seen a few pictures in instagram of a curry noodle bowl and it’s been looking so tempting so I decided to make one for myself. I threw in whatever I thought would be good in this and it was so tasty. It brought some of my favorites together in one bowl; crispy tofu, ramen,…

Hearty 3 Bean Chili

This is from the Minimalist Baker cookbook and it looked interesting because I’ve never thought about using sweet potatoes in a chili. I tried it out and it’s so tasty! They don’t give the chili a sweet flavor, but more complexity and texture. It wasn’t super spicy which is good for Josh, but if you…

Spinach and Artichoke Pasta

Everyone loves spinach and artichoke dip because it’s creamy, flavorful, and you feel semi healthy eating greens in form of a dip. Spinach and artichokes are such a popular pair, so why not enjoy them in pasta which is also a popular favorite. Delicious! I found this recipe and Pinterest and it’s so creamy and…

Crispy Tofu Fried Rice

I made this the night before we left to go to Denver because I knew I’d be busy packing and cleaning and wouldn’t want to make a fancy dinner. This comes together quickly once you have all of the ingredients ready. It’s one of our favorites because it’s fast, no oil, and so tasty! You…

Crispy Orange Chili Tofu

This was right up my alley because I LOVE Chinese food and lately I’ve been loving crispy tofu. I love the texture, crispy on the outside and slightly chewy in the inside, and love that it takes on any flavor. I found this recipe in the Bosh cookbook I got for Christmas and wanted to…

Creamy Lasagna Soup

This is a recipe from @Rabbitsandwolves blog and it looked so delicious! I’ve been wanting to try it out for a while and made it this week. The recipe is pretty simple actually and didn’t need many ingredients. I cut the amount of cashews in half just to lessen the amount of fat, but it…

Vegan Chocolate Brownie cookies

I made these chocolate cookies for my mother in laws birthday party on New Year’s Day and we enjoyed a few on New Year’s Eve when I baked them while waiting for the ball to drop. I found the recipe on one of my favorite vegan blogs and she makes the best desserts. It’s Chocolate…

Portobello Burgers and Fries

If you’re craving the flavor of a burger and fries, but want something whole foods plant based then this might do the trick! Portobellos are a great source of protein, vitamin d, and have a meaty texture that make a great burger replacement. They also soak up any flavor you add to them so it’s…

Shepherd’s Potatoes

This is a recipe from the Bosh cookbook that I tried last week and they were really tasty! It’s a mix between shepherd’s pie and a twice baked potato and they’re filled with a lentil gravy mixture. They were savory, filling, and felt like a really hearty meal. They’re also visually appetizing and would be…

Untraditional Vegetable Pad Thai

Well I was planning on making Bosh’s recipe for pad thai and when I looked in my fridge by the end of the week I didn’t have any of the ingredients for it! I decided to make up my own recipe for it and it ended up being pretty tasty! Pad thai usually has tofu…

Vegan Waffles

When I made my blueberry pancakes last weekend, I found my waffle maker sitting on top of my griddle so it made me want to use it. I’ve probably only used it a handful of times since we got it for our wedding, and I usually use it to make oil free hash browns. Since…

Stuffed Shells with Tofu Ricotta, Mushrooms, and Spinach

I haven’t made stuffed shells in years so why not make a vegan version? I just used my usual tofu ricotta recipe and pulsed it with some cooked mushrooms and spinach for a yummy filling. The filling it’s herby, creamy, and reminds you of the real thing It almost tasted like spinach dip! These were…

BBQ Hoisin Pulled Portobello Sandwiches

Flavor bomb! I follow @erinireland on Instagram and she made a video of making these bad boys and I knew it was a must try! She got the recipe from @bosh.tv and I started following them as well because their recipes all look delicious. They make short little recipe videos that leave you drooling and…

Homemade Vegan Sushi

Veggie sushi is one of our top favorites to have regularly because we both love it! I’ve posted a few times about my favorite rolls to make at home because it’s not as hard as you think and SO much cheaper than going out for you weekly fix. I’m going to tell you exactly what…

Speedy Wonton & Mushroom Soup

This week I’ve been feeling crummy with either a cold or allergies and I’ve just been craving some soup despite the heat. I LOVE these Thai Vegetable Gyozas from Trader Joe’s so when my sister mentioned she used them in soup when she was sick, I had to give it a try. I wanted to…

Eating Vegan in Venice

We arrived in Venice and the first thing we needed after an overnight plane ride (that luckily had a vegan option of lentils, quinoa, and salad to start then some kind of beet and kale mixture over brown rice) we were ready for our first Italian meal. We left the hotel and wandered to a…

Let’s Get Physical (exams)

Last year I got a physical right before going vegan and everything was normal, which is good, but I wanted to see how much better it could be. I was doing high-intensity workouts almost 6 days a week for 6 months before that physical and haven’t done much of that this year. I usually get…

BBQ Jackfruit Sliders

Jackfruit: a fruit that mimics pulled pork. Intriguing! I’ve been wanting to try to make jackfruit for a while now, but it’s been intimidating me. I’ve never cooked with jackfruit, and I just learned what it was this year so where to even start? I’ve been steering clear of the mock meats since cutting out…